18. January 2012 · Comments Off on The Bark Side · Categories: Videos

Too. Darn. Fun.

In the info section of the YouTube video:

A canine chorus barks a familiar tune. Keep an eye out for our 2012 Game Day commercial—it will all make sense. Love Star Wars and Volkswagen? Create an Intergalactic Invite to your Big Game party here: http://vw.com/star-wars-invite

Drum roll …

The Pearl Fishers September 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 18, 21, 23
Die Fledermaus November 10, 11, 15, 17, 18, 20, 23, 25
Il trovatore February 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 19, 22, 24
Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi April 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 23, 26, 28

Time: All performances at 8 pm, except Sundays at 3 pm

Location: California Theatre, 345 South First Street between San Carlos and San Salvador streets, downtown San José

What a surprise to find this information (pdf) online already! I knew what the operas were to be, but knew nothing else. (I didn’t post anything here earlier, as I always wait until the season announcement has been made.) This is quite early to see Opera San José‘s season going public … makes it easier for me to figure out what San Francisco Opera series we can attend! Now to find out Symphony Silicon Valley dates.

… and for my colleagues who mostly wonder “Who is conducting what?” here you go: In this order: Anthony Quartuccio, David Rohrbaugh, David Rohrbaugh, Joseph Marcheso

It has been too long since we have given these beloved operas to the public – Bizet’s beautiful and exotic Pearl Fishers, Johann Strauss’ happy high jinx, a riveting, dramatic masterpiece of Verdi, and a double-bill of Puccini operas – one a poignantly sorrowful story, the other a sly comedy.” says General Director Irene Dalis. We will also welcome six new principal artists to our resident ensemble this season. I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate the 29th season, which I hope our audience will greatly enjoy.

Of course we still have two operas for THIS season! Next up is Traviata. We received our music nice and early and I’m looking forward to getting back into the pit!

18. January 2012 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

Peace is playing oboe in st. Mary’s church with amazing musicians. Concert tonight at 8.

18. January 2012 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

The humane society is playing sad oboe music on the overhead speakers. #playingdirty